Lateral Patent Associate Attorney Job in Saint Louis, MO Near Me - 315426 |

Lateral Patent Associate Attorney

Type Full-Time

Location Missouri - Saint Louis

Job ID ZSN6315426

Experience Level Junior Associate

Job Experience Min. 2 - Max. 8 Years

Ranking 3 : Mostly Business $$$

Estimated Salary Lower than Highest Salary Band in Market (Varies by Firm)

Practice Areas IP - Patent - Electrical EngineeringIP - Patent - Computer ScienceIP - Patent - Computer EngineeringIP - Patent - Mechanical

2024-01-31 07:31:50

A law firm in Saint Louis, MO, is seeking a Lateral Patent Associate Attorney to play a pivotal role in assisting with patent preparation and prosecution, providing patentability and clearance opinions, managing patent estates, and engaging in patent licensing and enforcement for a diverse clientele. The successful candidate will manage multiple legal matters at various stages, produce high-quality legal work, and actively contribute to business development efforts.


  • Assist in the preparation and prosecution of patent applications across various technical fields, including software, computer science, electrical, and mechanical engineering.
  • Provide clients with patentability and clearance opinions.
  • Oversee the management of patent estate portfolios, including licensing and patent enforcement.
  • Simultaneously manage the high-level and strategic aspects of multiple legal matters at different stages, from initial inception to successful conclusion.
  • Produce high-quality legal work and meet hourly billing requirements to ensure exceptional client services.
  • Actively participate in business development initiatives at both the group and individual levels.


  • Juris Doctor (JD) degree.
  • Bachelor's or higher degree in electrical, computer, or mechanical engineering, or computer science.
  • Licensed to practice law in good standing in one or more jurisdictions where the firm conducts business.
  • Must maintain applicable license renewal and fulfill Continuing Legal Education (CLE) requirements.
  • Registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
  • One year of experience as a licensed attorney at a law firm.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 2-8 years of experience as a licensed attorney at a law firm.
  • Prior experience in patent preparation and prosecution in the areas of software, computer science, electrical, or mechanical engineering.


  • Proficiency in patent prosecution and intellectual property law.
  • Strong analytical and research skills.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication abilities.
  • Effective multitasking and ability to manage multiple legal matters at various stages.
  • Business development skills and a track record of generating new business.
  • Thorough understanding of patent portfolio management, licensing, and enforcement.

Independent lawyering with top of the market pay, this firm offers flexible hours, a good work/life balance, and diverse clientele. This firm entrusts its associates to take on a work load of their choice and provides a collegial environment to do so. This firm also values diversity, receiving a perfect score on the 2017 Corporate Equality Index.

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